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Fishing on the Potomac: Tournament week

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Fishing on the Potomac: Tournament week

By Steve Chaconas
Fishing on the Potomac
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The Potomac will be filled with Everstart tournament anglers with their 3-day event starting on Thursday. According to Bass Cat Evinrude pro Bill Chapman, while anglers can expect to catch a lot of largemouth bass, larger fish might be harder to come by.

For the anglers this week, the tides will be favorable for an early morning topwater bite as tides will be low in the morning. And with the expected cloud cover, the topwater bite should be solid until the tide rises with water temperatures in the low 80s. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, Cool in the morning with lows overnight around 70 and daytime highs in the mid to upper 80s. The pattern is wet for the week with scattered thunderstorms until Friday with clouds into the weekend.

Buzzbaits with white skirts cast along grass, pads, docks and riprap for a solid early morning bite. Poppers are good too in clear water, but keep them moving. Lucky Craft G- Splash can be worked quickly. Gunfish walked fast can also trigger bites.

Dont forget white spinnerbaits and chatterjigs, even white swim jigs to fill in the rest of the morning. With sun, pitch to higher tide shoreline cover. Docks and wood are good targets. If theres sun and high water, look to punch the mats with Round Valley Tungsten weights. A Mustad 30 Mega bite hook with a Manns HardNose Flippin Craw will get bigger fish.

Also at higher tides, try Manns Baby 1-Minus crankbaits on 14-pound test GAMMA Edge Fluorocarbon line. Manns Waker on braided line will also work if the water is fairly clear at higher tides. A slow crawl will bring fish out of thick grass. Otherwise, white Manns Super Frogs on braid over matted grass will work!

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Ravens 2017 NFL Week 4 vs. Steelers: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch and Betting Odds

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Ravens 2017 NFL Week 4 vs. Steelers: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch and Betting Odds

It's probably safe to say the Baltimore Ravens would prefer to forget how badly their Week 3 London matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars went. 44-7 isn't exactly a close loss. 

It was not good. Quarterbacks Joe Flacco and Ryan Mallett shared time on the field, but they only combined for a total of 64 yards. Unfortunately for the veteran, Flacco threw two interceptions while Mallett helped get the Ravens' only touchdown. Meanwhile, Blake Bortles completed 20-of-31 passes for 244 yards and four touchdowns against Baltimore.

But it's a new week, and as the Ravens head into Week 4's game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, they're still 2-1 on the season and looking to add another notch to the win column. But the Steelers are looking to bounce back after a heartbreaking 23-17 overtime loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 3. 

Ahead of Baltimore's game against the Steelers on Sunday, here's everything you need to know.

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NFL Week 4 Ravens vs. Steelers:

Who: Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

What: Week 4 of the 2017 NFL Season

Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

When: Sunday, October 1, 1 p.m. ET

TV Channel: CBS

Live Stream: NFL GamePassCBS All Access

Radio: WBAL News Radio 1090

Betting odds: According to OddsShark.com, the Steelers are a 2.5-point favorite. 

BALTIMORE RAVENS 2017 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:

Week 1 (Sun, Sept. 10): 20-0 win at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 2 (Sun, Sept. 17): 24-10 win vs. Cleveland Browns

Week 3 (Sun, Sept. 24): 44-7 loss to Jacksonville Jaguars (in London)

Week 4 (Sun, Oct. 1): vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 5 (Sun, Oct. 8): at Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m.

Week 6 (Sun, Oct. 15): vs Chicago Bears, 1:00 p.m.

Week 7 (Sun, Oct. 22): at Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m.

Week 8 (Thur, Oct. 26): vs. Miami Dolphins, 8:25 p.m.

Week 9 (Sun, Nov. 5): at Tennessee Titans, 1:00 p.m.

Week 10 (Sun, Nov. 12): BYE week

Week 11 (Sun, Nov. 19): at Green Bay Packers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 12 (Mon, Nov. 27): vs. Houston Texans, 8:30 p.m.

Week 13 (Sun, Dec. 3): vs. Detroit Lions, 1:00 p.m.

Week 14: (Sun, Dec. 10): at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:30 p.m.

Week 15: (Sun, Dec. 17): at Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m.

Week 16: (Sat, Dec. 23): vs Indianapolis Colts, 4:30 p.m.

Week 17: (Sun, Dec. 31): vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m.

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John Wall urges NFL stars Rodgers and Brady to speak out against Donald Trump's comments

John Wall urges NFL stars Rodgers and Brady to speak out against Donald Trump's comments

With all the news surrounding President Donald Trump after his comments on protests in the NFL,  it was only a matter of time before athletes in other sports spoke out. During CSN Mid-Atlantic's coverage of Wizards Media Day, John Wall, along with Bradley Beal, spent several minutes discussing Trump's recent comments about the ongoing protests in the NFL and what they mean to him.

The 27-year-old point guard also talked about a need for the faces of the NFL to speak out. He made a point about how the league's top quarterbacks have to be the ones to take action.

"You have guys like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers. love those guys, very talented. until those guys come out and speak, I don't think the nfl is going to make any adjustments," Wall said.

Wall went on to mention that during the controversy surrounding Donald Sterling, the top players in the NBA took action. He said Sterling was fired after guys like Lebron James and Kobe Bryant took action. 

The Wizards' point guard wants the faces of the NFL to do more. He doesn't think advocating for Colin Kaepernick to get signed is enough.

"You have to go out their and express your feelings and until they do that, I don't think anything is going to change," Wall said. 

Watch John Wall's full comments on the video player above.